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Costa Mesa Police Department
Wednesday April 2nd, 2014 :: 03:51 p.m. PDT


The City of Costa Mesa is offering a reward for information regarding the 2012 Murder of Gary Smola

On Saturday, August 4, 2012, victim Gary Smola was found murdered in the living room of his home, located in the 1700 block of Whittier Avenue, Costa Mesa. Mr. Smola, who resided alone, was found to have suffered significant blunt-force traumatic injuries to his head.

Mr.Smola operated his own mobile Auto-RV-Boat Detailing business, with customers throughout the Orange County area.

The City of Costa Mesa is offering a REWARD of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the Murder of Gary Smola.

Any person(s) with information on a possible suspect is encouraged to contact the Costa Mesa Police Department at:
C.M.P.D. Investigations Bureau (714) 754-5205
C.M.P.D. Front Desk Officer (714) 754-5281

Refer to the attached bulletin and Case Number: 12-9315

Costa Mesa Police Department
99 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 714-754-5252

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